EARTHQUAKE: 3.9 Magnitude Quake Hit Ilocos Norte

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about the Earthquake Today in Ilocos Norte, September 27, 2023

EARTHQUAKE – The Phivolcs recorded a 3.9 magnitude quake in Ilocos Norte today, Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

Following the 4.9 magnitude earthquake in Occidental Mindoro a few days ago, another significant quake was recently recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in another province. According to the agency, the quake that hit Ilocos Norte has a magnitude of 3.9.

Earthquake Today

The earthquake today that struck Ilocos Norte, Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 05:55 a.m. was tectonic in origin. It specifically hit Burgos.

According to Phivolcs, the earthquake that hit a part of Ilocos Norte was located at 18.59°North, 120.22°East – 045 km North 79° West of Burgos. It had a depth of focus of 013 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake but there might be aftershocks. According to the quake-recording agency, the following intensities and instrumental intensities were recorded in these areas:

  • Intensity II
    • Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity I
    • Laoag, Ilocos Norte
  • Intensity III
    • Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte

Earthquakes are among the natural incidents that cannnot be predicted accurately as most experts in the field agree on. Thus, most countries really make sure that they have a bureau or an organization that monitors a quake incident across their nation.

Quakes can happen in land and underwater. In the case of the latter, it can trigger tsunami thus quake-recording agencies are also often the one that monitors tsunami threats. On land, quakes can result to damages and loss of lives thus it is important to be aware of the earthquake safety tips to reduce the risk of damages and loss of lives by knowing what to do.

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